2009 Boston.PM Calendar History

Tech Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at MIT

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December 8, 2009 E51-376

  • * Topic - Stone Soup / Lightning talks / or the dreaded PowerPointKaraoke
    • list of good perl stuff on that page remains available for filler talks

November 10, 2009 E51-376

  • RT 3.8 end Extensions

October 13, 2009 E51-3

  • Using Benchmark.pm for comparing two templates.
  • Steve S & Uri G

Sept 8th, 2009, 7:15 E51-376

  • Open Street Map and Perl

Tuesday is a day early this week, and the 8th is as early as the Boston Perl Mongers can fall. After the as late as possible Labor Day, this is about pessimal. However we do it anyway. We have our usual room for fall.

Our speakers are Shankar Viswanathan and Lars Ahlzen from the Open Street Map project.

July 14 7:15 E51-376

June 9 7:15 E51-376

  • a survey of Perl IDE tools.
    • Uri suggests Emacs perl mode.
    • a survey of all IDE/editor options -
    • who wants to present Eclipse? Padre? Komodo?

May 12, 7:15 PM - MIT E51-376

  • perl as an aid in developing embedded systems software
  • a domain specific language
  • Jonathan Finger

April 14, 7:15 PM - MIT E51-376 back in our home room

  • Git primer and workshop
  • Steve Scaffidi

My idea is pretty simple - I would like to do a tutorial-style workshop where people can follow along on their laptops to use git and see it in action.

I would cover the following:

  • Core concepts (~15 min)
  • Getting started (~25 min)
  • Working alone with git (~20 min)
  • Working with others with git, the traditional way (~20 min)

March 10, 2009, 7:15 ROOM E51-335 on other hallway

* Hacking the WD Mybook 2 with Perl* Federico Lucifredi o Building a cheap and very compact Linux NAS appliance o Polishing it with Perl glue
"I am using Perl glue to put together a cheap and small Linux NAS from the Western Digital Mybook II - there are a bunch of hackers doing this, but I wanted mine to have a certain "detail" and so some scripting here and there was required to make it happen - obviously in Perl.

"It may be too optimistic, and certainly smaller in scale, but the WDMBII is starting to spawn a little community movement similar to the Linksys WRT54G."

February 10, 2009 7:15 room E51-335 on other hallway

Greg London*

  • how to create grammars
  • how the internals actually work

"I should have a fairly stable version of Parse::Gnaw by (then)."

  • NOTE _new larger room for Feb/Mar

January 13, 2009 7:15 room E51-376 one last time

  • Table Driven Testing - Uri

As seen in Sort::Maker

"and i keep saying i will also be covering template::simple's compiled template features. between that and the table driven testing, i can waste^Wfill up plenty of time." - uri

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